September 08, 2010

When your thread breaks or runs out

Because some of you asked, and because I don't want you left hanging when I post the first quilting instructions on Friday: 

1. Insert your swear word of choice

 2. Trim up the loose threads


3. Start over as if you were just beginning, by pulling up the bobbin thread and locking your stitches, inserting the first stitch a couple stitches before the break.


4. Stitch over the last few stitches and then back, to lock your stitches as usual.


Hopefully it blends in!

I wanted to say thank you so much for all the thoughtful responses to yesterday's post. I am glad this story touched you. This is very meaningful for me. I would like to respond individually but life is kind of walloping us over here this week so I'm stepping away from the computer to see if I can rustle up any more tissues or Sudafed. Be well!

12 comments:

Megs said...

Uh oh, tissues and sudafed - doesn't sound so good :-(

Hope everyone's feeling better soon!

Weatherbee ;) said...

You're quilting looks so good. I've been using up my practice quilt 'practicing'...so I'll probably have to make a new one once your directions are posted. But I have to keep looking at your photos to remind myself of what it's supposed to look like...because mine isn't look much like that right now. :) But I'm loving it and will post some pictures on my blog soon. Thanks for all of the info. :)

~Teresa

Kay Lynne said...

Your quilting looks really nice! I'm really excited to get started!

BubzRugz said...

I have done some free motion (only a little) but am enjoying going through with you and getting tips. It is great having it in small portions which is not so overwhelming.....
Thanks.
Hugz

Margie said...

Don't forget the chicken soup. That is what I've been living on now for three days!! Am finally feeling better today. Can't wait to really get into this quilting. Take Care All!!

Jennwith4 said...

Need to do some more practice stitching b4 Friday! Hope u get feeling better.

Vesuviusmama said...

Feel better soon! And wow! Maybe one day my stitches will look like that?

Graciela said...

Gracias Chris, por tu comentario tan lindo en mi blog, y por enseñarnos todos los secretos del free motion , i am very happy
thanks, kisses for you from Argentina

Gene Black said...

I have step one down perfectly!
I need to do that trimming and locking the broken ends. I usually tie and bury them.

Leah said...

Thanks for the tips! I have the fabric figured out, now to baste my quilt...

Cheryll said...

I feel like I'm in a class beside you...so THANK YOU for your advice so far!
:)

Anonymous said...

This is all so great! Had absolutely no idea how to do this and had a quilt ready to go!!

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